My dad has just be diagnoised with early stages of Alzheimers, he is only 65. My problem is that we are a very small family with just myself and my uncle able to look out for him. he lives 200 miles away from me and my uncle lives 1 hours drive away from him. Neither my uncle or my father want him to move closer to me so that I can start to keep an eye on things, he wants to stay where he is, but I cant keep an eye on such things as his condition, his heigeine, bills etc. I appreciate I need to give him space and let him have independance but I am really worried that something may happen and I will not be there!. He does travel to me by train several times a year but other than that we communicate by phone. The other issue I have which I can not get my head around is the power of attourny - I am struggling to talk to him about it as I really dont want him to think I am only trying to get my hands on his money! Has anyone else had this problem and what did you do.